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Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to customers. It’s also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment, and get comfortable with failure. The Digital Marketplace encompasses all exchange of goods and services including
Author Wayne Yoshida Principal Technical Writer | Contributing Editor | Senior Technical Writer | LinkedIn Optimizer Writer | Author | Magazine Columnist ________________________________________________________ Whenever anyone says “networking is hard,” I always tell them to look at it from a different angle. I tell them about a conversation I had with my retired elementary school teacher
Blockchain Technology is a distributed database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network. Our speaker Neil Sahota will talk to us about the technology. As a database, a blockchain stores information electronically in digital format. Blockchains are best known for their crucial role in cryptocurrency systems, such as Bitcoin, for maintaining a
The Ever-Growing Knowledge Metaverse is an immersive world built from the ground up to help and inspire. Through a world combining the real world around us with digital information, plus the addition of an XR-enabled universe, a network of users across thousands of locations, the knowledge metaverse is being created as a digital grassroots movement.
CX has become a lead indicator of performance, change and company culture, but what are the best ways of fueling a passion for it among employees? By Phil Prosser March 15, 2022 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In February of 2020, Harvard Business Review published an article by Rob Markey that included
By DeVerges Jones My marketing career has spanned several decades. In many instances departmental/divisional silos still exist. While collaboration is talked about a lot in some cases it is not practiced. However, it is improving and the need for team work and collaboration is still very important. While several things have evolved – notice I did not use changed most basic
Dr. Cathleen Greiner, PhD, in her role as Regional Director, Business & Entrepreneurship Sector of the OC Community Colleges, is focused on upskilling, reskilling, and preparing our students and the community for the future of work. REGISTRATION We have an exciting 3-Part Series, entitled Emerging Workforce 2022, beginning this month that focuses on new and
West Side Education News & Notes GREATER AKRON — Global Ties Akron, The University of Ghana and Kolena Corp. will use a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, funded by the U.S. Department of State, to create The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) Global Online Collaboratory Hub (The Hub), which will link
Introduction When I think of a great leader… [fill in the blank] There have been moments in my career where I just knew that my manager or even a colleague had it dialed in. They were really good at leading while others may not have had that “it” factor. So what differentiates one from another.
I attended a LinkedIn live event this week run by the Humanity Vibe Zone forum, (Charisse Fontes, Maria Vargas, and Andrea K. Summers) discussing how we lead with Humanity. They quickly unwrapped the concept that leaders must lead with humanity especially in the current times. Many of us have been leading with humanity for some
When is a rule, not a rule? We grow up thinking many things are set in stone. There are rules all around us. Some for fire safety. Some to protect our possessions. Some to keep things the way they’ve always been. What becomes more complicated is the idea of societal norms. A societal norm is
I was speaking to my banker friend Christopher awhile ago and I asked him what is the first question you hear a lot when working with small business? He told me that the question that comes up alot is “What is the interest rate?”. As we talked, Christopher told me that there are many factors
We often think about leadership from a corporate executive perspective. However, there are leaders in our everyday lives, outside of corporate America, that can make a huge impact on the people they serve. The following was extracted from an article entitled, 7 Leadership Styles In Nursing: How Do They Impact You? The bulleted list below
We all talk about leading but what will it to approach leading differently today? A conference held in the UK a few years ago was summarized in this Forbes article. Surprisingly these techniques hold true today. How to Lead Differently, by Sally Percy, outlines three concepts to effectively lead differently given the circumstances of the
You may have heard the phrase, “opposites attract”. Some believe in this concept from a relationship perspective and others don’t. Where did this phrase comes from and how it applies in business is the focus in this blog. In 1785, French physicist Charles Augustin de Coulomb (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Augustin-de-Coulomb) developed an experimental law which stated that like
Have you ever thought about having a mentor? Mentors can be useful for many people; students, employees, entrepreneurs, or even just in your personal lives. Below are some of the main benefits of having a mentor. They’ll Give You Advice As you work towards achieving your goals, chances are your mentor will have some advice
Maybe you’ve been struggling a bit in life, and a friend or family member has suggested that you try out a mentor. You might be hesitant, wondering why a mentor is even important. But mentorship is important for several of the following reasons. Mentors Provide Knowledge No matter who you are or what field you
Have you ever thought about being a mentor? It might seem like a lot of work (and it is), but becoming a mentor can be a truly rewarding experience, and there are many benefits to becoming a mentor. You’ll Become A Better Communicator As a mentor, you’ll be communicating with people frequently. Although you likely
I’ve had the honor to share my life experiences over the past two years in speaking with college students and educational professionals. This has provided me an additional framework of confidence that was needed to persevere in times of turbulence. Based on my core message, my hope has been and continues to be to inspire
You might have heard of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) that has been used for years to help in everything from anxiety to pain relief. But did you know that EFT can also be used to change your money mindset and set you up for financial success? It might sound crazy on the first hearing but
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